Steve Grider, Production Mixer (Custom Molded CM7506)
I splurged for the custom molded, IEMs with polished bloodwood, mother-of-pearl logos, and quad weave cable, which set these apart from the majority of IEMs I have seen.
The build quality of the Myna is superior to my other IEMs, including the cable and connectors. The weight and feel gives you confidence in their construction. It is the most robust by far, and the best looking.
Myna is supposed to be neutral to the Sony 7506 headphones, and for my ears it’s mission accomplished. The Mynas required the lowest volume settings of the various brands I’ve tested, resulting in noticeably lower amplifier noise.
When using with typical 10-plus hours days, the Mynas were never uncomfortable. Of the other brands I’ve used, Mynas seem to be a winner in the comfort department.
My first use of these custom molded Mynas was a commercial shoot on a very noisy downtown Nashville rooftop, with live music and honky-tonk crowds from all directions. In a situation such as this, monitoring is crucial—I need to know what the mics sound like without the ambient bleed of normal headphones, without cranking up the volume or clamping down on my headphones to improve isolation. My Mynas gave me the needed isolation while still sounding like my Sony 7506 headphones.
I am very happy with the purchase, and look forward to using my Mynas for years to come.